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  1. Can't tell if fish is sick or if I'm overreacting

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First of all, I am a very empathetic person, and I can't stand the idea of my fish (named Lauda) being uncomfortable. Unfortunately, I tend to overreact when I shouldn't, and I'm not sure if I caused a problem or if there is a problem. I just want Lauda to be healthy and happy... And I'm feeling...
  2. Veiltail has "nine lives" - keeps dying and coming back?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi again, Seems I've been in this forum a lot lately, my poor Fighter is certainly living up to his name! I came home from work about a half hour ago and found him EXTREMELY pale. He's a beautiful blue color and was seriously turning brown, fins almost transparent and very white around the face...
  3. Baby Betta spasms and red spots on gills.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a "baby betta". It is in a 1.5 gal, heated to 81 but no filter. I understand the babies need extra care and I have been changing water daily and feeding it frozen brine shrimp and micro pellets. I have recently noticed that it seems very twitchy. Every once in a while it will stop...
  4. Case of velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I recently purchased my first fish from a pet store about three weeks ago. He is a male dragon scale betta, and his color is mostly light blue. I noticed a tiny yellowish growth under his belly between his anal and ventral fins today.. and I mean it's really tiny. I can only notice it...
  5. Twitching/Jittery Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My girlfriend and I got a male from Petsmart a few weeks ago. Along with the fish, we purchased a 2-3 gallon tank, which came with pebbles, a fake plant, and NutraFin tap water conditioner for Bettas. This last weekend, I was gone for awhile and didn't have a chance to clean my Betta's tank...